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Re: [opensuse] encrypted usb disk under linux how-to]
  • From: "Dennis E. Slice" <dslice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:40:55 -0500
  • Message-id: <45A4D0C7.6050008@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Bob S wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 January 2007 14:07, Dennis E. Slice wrote:
>> Oops, I replied directly to the sender. I meant to post the following
>> to the list...
>>
>>
>> I just went through this. See the relevant sections at:
>>
>> http://en.opensuse.org/SUSE_Security_Lockdown_-_Hardening_Your_Linux_S
>> ystem
>>
> Wellllll......Went all over that URL and didn't really find anything
> relevant except in a very general way. Seems that the only way to
> encrypt a partition is by starting out that way on install. If it was
> decided that something needed to be encrypted later it could only be
> done on a file by file basis.

Sorry, can't help with after-the-fact encryption.

>
>> and the discussion of mounting encrypted USB drives under the subject:
>> "encrypted usb drives - fixed mount points"
>>
> Never found that. Believe me I looked!!

Didn't come up in my searches, either. Guess I don't understand the
search engine, but the thread is here...

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2007-01/threads4.html

>
>> on this list. The latter shows how to use device IDs to consistently
>> mount a particular drive on a specific directory.
>
> This neither. Would like to add a new USB drive that could be encrypted.

See above threads.

-ds

> Bob S.

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Dennis E. Slice
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University of Vienna
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